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Sigatoka Andhra Looks Forward To Quarters

The Jobe Naruma captained- Sigatoka Andhra Sangam College (SASC) Under-15 side has qualified for the Western Sec­ondary Schools rugby quarterfinal next week.
19 Aug 2022 09:59
Sigatoka Andhra Looks Forward To Quarters
Sigatoka Andhra Sangam College Under-15 rugby team has booked their spot in the quartertfinal. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Jobe Naruma captained- Sigatoka Andhra Sangam College (SASC) Under-15 side has qualified for the Western Sec­ondary Schools rugby quarterfinal next week.

Naruma’s side had lost 5-8 to Si­gatoka Valley High in the opening round two weeks ago; last week they bounced back to defeat Sigatoka Methodist 13-5 in the Nadroga Na­vosa Secondary School Zone compe­tition.

Head coach Timoci Nawaqa yester­day confirmed that the side would be playing Sigatoka Valley in a replay in tomorrow’s play-off.

“We have a good chance to test our­selves before the quarter-finals,” Naruma said.

The side had the services of Aus­tralia-born Vereti O’neil who plays at wing and Napolioni Nalaga Jun­ior who is at second five eight.

“We have a very good mix of play­ers, and the match should be in our favour.”

Sigatoka Andhra Sangam College Under-17 rugby team is in contention for the quarterfinal spot. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Sigatoka Andhra Sangam College Under-17 rugby team is in contention for the quarterfinal spot. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Meanwhile, the Semi Radravu coached- U17 side is keeping their fingers crossed to be in the play-off also.

The side had defeated Kavanagasau College 10-3 but lost to Sigatoka Val­ley 12-3 in their second match.

The team is led by Tevita Leawere and Kelemete Leawere, who both play locks.

Both are the sons of former Flying Fijians Kele Leawere.

Nawaqa said, “A lot of boys who were in rugby league had to switch to union.

“Our target is to work with the development undertaken by Leawere to make sure we fea­ture a Under 18 side next year. “We thank FRU development officer Kele Leawere for assisting the team in terms of preparations.”

Last week results: U18 Ba Provin­cial Freebird 25-17 Cuvu College, Raluve: Navosa Central College 26-15 Cuvu College, Sigatoka Methodist College 12-10 Swami Vivekananda College (SVC), U15: SASC 13-5 SMC.

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